Sep 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
security when they come back into town. >> there has been talk that president obama might look at cyber security through an executive order. >> yesand during his -- in the party platform at the democratic convention that was hinted at a, that he could go that route. and the white house as either an executive order or some type of executive action is still in the cards. the lobby watching that, too. >> gaupham nagesh of ceq, anything to add to that? >> sure, there is a draft of the order out there. there is steadily discussion of what it would look like. it is not dissimilar to the final version of the senate bill, which was essentially voluntary public-private councils that would be implemented as standard and as best practices. and what standards could be implemented during question because this is not legislation. it would be an executive program and the authorities are more limited. the real question is whether the industry would go along. some wood. -- would. there are some that would be open to this, especially if there is some fourth information open about cyber security threats.
Sep 10, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >> host: now, there has been some talk that president obama might look at cybersecurity through an executive order. >> guest: yes. um, and, um, during his, um -- in the party platform at the democratic convention, that was hinted at, that he could go that route. and the white house says that, um, through an executive order or some type of executive action, um, is still in the cards. um, so we'll all be watching that too. >> host: gautham nagesh of cg anything to add to that? >> guest: sure. there's a draft executive order that they're not acknowledging, but it's out there, so there's definitely some discussion what that would look like. it's not dissimilar to the final version of the senate bill which was, essentially, voluntary public/private councils that would implement standards that would be considered best practices. what could be implemented is in question because this would be an executive program, and their authorities are, therefore, more limited. the real question is whether industry would play ball, and some would. particularly, i think, the telecom industry, some of
Sep 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
they revisit cybersecurity when they come back in town. >> now there has been some talk that president obama might look at cybersecurity through an executive order. >> yes, and during his -- in the party's platform at the democratic convention, that was -- that he could go that route, and the white house says that either an executive order or some type of executive action is still in the cards. so, we'll all be watching that, too. >> anything to add? >> the white house -- there's a draft executive order they're not acknowledging but it's out there. so definitely some discussion about what that would look like. it's not dissimilar to the final version of the senate bill, which was essentially voluntary public-private council that would implement standard that would be considered best practices, what incentives could be implemented are in question because this isn't legislation. at it an executive program. and there are authorities and therefore more limited. the real question is whether industry would play ball, and some would, particularly i think telecom industries, some of these already fa
Sep 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
all excited. [laughter] i think obama made a gaffe. so he stood up and said i will get the job done from the inside. and that made me want to ask what kind of inside job is he talking about? [laughter] [applause] is it one of those inside jobs where he is rubberstamp thing the agenda of this republican congress? we do want that. if it is the job or the -- where the energy companies are writing our energy policy, that is not the inside job we want. >> now! >> you know, if it is one of those inside jobs were politicians in washington tell women that they cannot make decisions about their own health care choices, we don't want that. [cheers and applause] we don't want that inside job from washington. we have always said in this campaign that change takes more than one term, it takes more than one president, more than one party. it cannot happen if you write off half the nation. in 2008, 47% of the country did not vote for me. but i said to those folks on election night -- i said, i may not have won your votes, but i hear your voices. i will be your president, too. [cheers and applause]
Sep 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in ways that fit a political purpose, president obama, who he is very close to personally. so i do not agree with his philosophy. but in terms of intellect and integrity, i have a very high opinion of him. >> as a member of the energy and commerce committee, have you had much interaction with the chairman other than just a hearing -- has he been a to see you? >> he is available and accessible. he has been down to visit me several times. we have had several phone conversations. he and the other commissioners have always been willing to visit with me when necessary. i don't abuse that. this is not a telecommunications congress. the committee has done a number of hearings and moving what could be moved and doing things on the various sides of the industry. but this congress is not telecommunications. >> a couple of years ago, there was they talk about it telecom act rewrite. there was a lot of focus on that. we're not hearing much about that right now. what forces are out there? is there anything that has really engaged congress on that? >> there is no crisis. the reform act is 1996.
Sep 17, 2012 8:00am EDT
of president obama who he's very close to personally. so i don't agree with him on his philosophy. but in terms of just intellect and integrity, i have a very high opinion of him. >> host: as a senior member of the commerce, energy and commerce committee, have you had much interaction with the chairman other than just at hearings? has he been up to see you? >> guest: he's available, he's accessible. he's been by to visit me several times. we've traded phone -- not traded, but we've had several phone conversations. he and the other commissioners have always been willing to visit with me when necessary. i don't abuse that. this is not a telecommunications congress. the committee has done a number of hearings, subcommittee chairman walden, i think, has done a very good job in moving what can be moved and doing oversight on the various aspects of the industry. but legislatively this is not an act of this congress in telecommunications. >> host: well, you know, a couple years ago there was a lot of talk about the need for a telecom act rewrite, and there was a lot of focus on that, you know, and we'
Sep 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that spending is a problem and most republicans on health care issue, the obama administration and the people like congressman waxman and dingell in the house, they really want a universal coverage, the republicans didn't think the coverage was a big issue they thought the cost was we are not going to agree on the problem solution and the country -- when the country gets a consensus the congress can find the consensus. on some of the bigger social issues we have to try to begin to find solutions in the telecommunications it's not in a crisis you could make a really good case this would be the time to reform the basic structure. >> when it comes to another issue that's been out there the past year so cybersecurity during as of today if you would on your thought process and what you think about the president being an executive order. >> for cybersecurity, i give the intelligence committee and in the house the german mike rogers and michigan, he's done an excellent job of trying to identify the problems and put together a solution matrix. but where i think the sires security hasn't been quite as
Sep 24, 2012 8:00am EDT
obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meet for the first three debates. .. >> this week "the communicators" looks at the fast group of apps from mobile phones and some of the issues raised by them. our guests are julie brill and california congresswoman mary bono mack. >> host: well, recently the federal trade commission issued new guidelines when it comes to apps on mobile phones, and joining us is federal trade commissioner julie april as our -- julie brill as our guest on "the communicators." commissioner brill, first of all, what were the guidelines that were issued by the ftc, and why now? >> guest: so, um, the guidelines are designed to inform the app community, and, of course, it's a very diverse community. there are lots of different players in the mobile app space. designed to inform them that there are laws that apply to them in the consumer protection and privacy realm and to help them figure out how to insure that their products are in compliance with our laws. so that's the overall goal of the guidelines. why now? the app economy is booming,